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Social Enterprise Start-Up programme & Grant.

Expressions of interest are being sought from Social Entrepreneurs who are starting or recently started a Social Enterprise in the Midlands. The programme, sponsored by Lloyds Bank is free to attend and comes with a grant of £1000.

The programme comprises 14 study sessions over a 12 month period from October 2019 to October 2020. The application window runs from February 2019 through to mid-April 2019 but interested parties can obtain an application pack and sign up for reminders by visiting



Support Staffordshire, a charity in Cannock Chase received a grant of £642, which will go towards funding weekly volunteer centres in Cannock Library. The volunteer centre bureau gives local residents an opportunity to discover a new volunteer opportunity with local groups and charities, which would help to increase skills, develop opportunities, meet likeminded people and do something good for the local community.

Funding Boost for ‘Green’ Community Projects in Lichfield and Cannock Districts

Southern Staffordshire Community Energy (SSCE) Community Fund

Grants up to £2,000 for energy saving, energy audits and general environmental work undertaken by community groups in Lichfield and Cannock Chase districts

Closing date: 15th February 2019

Grants can be made for contribution to the total cost of a project or to fund the whole project. Projectsust start after the 1 March and be completed by the 31 December 2019


Eligible projects include:


Reminder: Deadline Approaching For £18,000 Website Grant Applications

This is a reminder that the deadline is approaching for applications to the Transform Foundation’s Charity Website Grant Programme, with the application window set to close on 14th December.

The programme, which is run by the Transform Foundation, offers £18,000 grants to charities to fund the redevelopment of their website, to ramp up their online income and increase their charitable impact.  It has so far helped charities raise more than £10m in donations.

Nonprofits interested in a Charity Website Grant can apply via the Transform Foundation’s website at:

Applications for the Weston Charity Awards open

Pilotlight and the Garfield Weston Foundation would like to announce that the Weston Charity Awards are now open for applications.

Established to celebrate and support ambitious charities working in the fields of Youth, Welfare and Community, we are looking for charities who would like mentoring and coaching support to get their organisation to the next stage in its development. This year the Awards are will support 20 charities across the North, the Midlands and Wales.

Local lottery for Lichfield District community and voluntary sector

Lichfield District has a thriving and diverse voluntary and community sector and we recognise it is an important component of what makes Lichfield District a good place to live, work and visit.  

In a time of increasing budget pressures, Lichfield District Council is looking at ways to help the Community and Voluntary Sector address funding issues so it can continue to thrive and grow. 

Tamworth Funding Fair

This event is FREE to any charity or voluntary / community group operating in Staffordshire. This is your opportunity to meet with funders, consider a range of funding you may not have previously considered, gain an insight into a funder's way of thinking and discuss your group or organisations funding needs.


Funders and agencies attending include:

'Tis the Season’….. Can you help our Fundraising Team!

With Christmas starting to edge closer now…can you spare sometime to help our busy Fundraising teams? Could you help us get cash donations back to the Hospice? Our collecting box agents visit local businesses who have a counter collection box in their shop, pub or business and leave them with a new box to fill…or help with our events. Please call to hear more about these roles.